In this episode of the Digestion Diaries there are a few lessons learned. The first lesson is, yes–you can have too much of a good thing. Even probiotics.
You see there are microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi that live in and on our bodies. There are hundreds of trillions of these tiny microorganisms that have evolved along with us throughout history. The vast majority of these “bugs” are beneficial to us. They are a large part of our immune system. They help us to digest foods. They help us to get rid of toxins. They play a large part in our overall health and well being. So it would benefit us if we took care of these bugs and tried to create more.
One great way to enhance the variety and number of these beneficial bugs is to eat fermented foods which are packed full of these probiotics (“pro”-in favor of and “biotics” – living organisms within a system… so pro-life, sort of). Probiotics can be taken as a supplement as well but if you can use a food as a supplement you get two benefits for the price of one.
I had been eating sauerkraut as a great food source of these probiotics but I wanted to learn how to make it myself because it seemed so easy. You can make kraut with just two ingredients: cabbage and salt. As you’ll see in the video it was great, right up until the point where it wasn’t. Again…you can have too much of a good thing!
Watch along to learn more.